01-12-2015 07:41 PM
It's a fake. As you have indicated, it is known in all serious collecting circles that B&NL did not produce Beobachterabzeichen. The entire hardware, hinge, rivets and catch do not resemble B&NL production set ups. As for it being an "unknown original", well the gentleman is entitled to his opinions......
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
An very poor fake with an eagle in the "Assmann" design. Complete bad to the bone and as Ned mentioned, B&NL did not made "Beobachterabzeichen" in WW2.
Many thanks, Ned, Joe! Yours authority is indisputable.